Attendance FAQs


What should I do if I have to miss class?

Chicago Public Schools Policy States that students can be excused for the following reasons:

  1. Student illness
  2. Family emergency
  3. Religious holiday
  4. Death in the family
  5. Concern for student health or safety (must be approved by principal/principal designee)
  6. Other situations beyond the control of the student (must be approved by principal/principal designee)

There are 2 ways to report absences


1. A parent/guardian can report an absence by leaving a message on the attendance line at    773- 534-8037. The following information is required when reporting an absence:
    1. Parent/guardian name
    2. Student name
    3. Reason for absence
    4. Date of absence or periods of absence                                          


2. A parent/guardian can complete an absence form and send to Ms. Degante at cdegante3@cps.edu. Completed forms can be scanned and emailed. Forms with an electronic/typed signature cannot be accepted. You can access the attendance form here:



Per CPS policy, emails are not an accepted form of communication for excusing an absence.


What if there is a mistake on my attendance?

If you notice a teacher has marked you incorrectly, please contact the teacher via email and CC Ms. Degante cdegante3@cps.edu so that the mistake can be reviewed.


How can I view my attendance/my student’s attendance? 

Students and parents get view attendance in the Aspen Portal.


What do all the different codes mean?

A means absent unexcused                                               SF means school function

T means tardy                                                                    AUFD means unexcused full day 

A-E means absent excused                                               AUHD means unexcused half day

AEFD means absent excused full day                               AEHD means absent excused half day


Who can I contact when I have an attendance question?

Ms. Degante is LPs Attendance Coordinator. You can contact them via email at cdegante3@cps.edu or you can leave a message for call back at 773-534-8037.